Abdolmehdi Riazi (PhD, University of Toronto) is Associate Professor of Second Language Education at Shiraz University in Shiraz, Iran.
Language Learning Strategy Use: Perceptions of Female Arab English Majors
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 2007 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 40, Issue 3, pages 433–440, October 2007
How to Cite
Riazi, A. (2007), Language Learning Strategy Use: Perceptions of Female Arab English Majors. Foreign Language Annals, 40: 433–440. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2007.tb02868.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
- English as a foreign language;
- language learning strategies;
- perceptions of using strategies;
- Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL)
This study investigated the patterns of language learning strategy use among 120 female Arabic-speaking students majoring in English at a university in Qatar. Perceptions of strategy use were measured by the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL, ESL/EFL Student Version). The study found that (1) this group of EFL learners featured medium bordering on high strategy users with an overall mean of 3A6 out of 5; (2) strategy categories were used in the order of metacognitive, cognitive, compensation, social, memory, and affective; (3) freshmen students reported the highest rate of strategy use with a mean of 3.64; and (4) except for compensation strategies, results did not show any significant difference among four educational levels regarding the use of strategy categories.